Anambra State Governor, Prof Charles Soludo, expressed his vision for a United States of Africa.
Speaking during the 12th Annual Zik Lecture Series held at ASUU Secretariat, UNIZIK Awka, the Governor emphasized on unity among African nations as it is necessary to confront Western powers and make a significant impact.
Governor Soludo welcomed Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi and first female guest speaker of the series, to Anambra state while highlighting the prominence of women in leadership positions within the state.
Discussing his plans for road construction and promising a comprehensive package for students in February, Governor Soludo described himself as both a neo-Zikist and Pan-Africanist.
On her part, the keynote speaker Dr. Joyce Banda stressed that only Africans can provide solutions to their challenges.
The Chairman of the occasion and Oyo State Governor Dr. Seyi Makinde advocated for complete restructuring of Nigeria while Vice Chancellor Professor Charles Esimone highlighted how this lecture series has attracted distinguished national and international guests over four successive administrations.
Senator Ben Ndi Obi thanked UNIZIK for approving the Ojeligbo Senator Ben Obi Institute for Governance, Legislative Studies and Zik Lecture research which will be handed over by April next year. Attendees included Former Anambra State Governor Mr. Peter Obi, Chief of Staff Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, Chief Protocol Hon Chinedu Nwoye along with traditional rulers amongst others who attended this prestigious event celebrating Nigeria’s Father of Nationalism – Zik Of Africa